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Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

Charlottetown Recruiting Volunteer Firef...

The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is launched its volunteer firefighter recruitment camp [ ... ]

Governor General’s Award

Governor General’s Award
Daphne Dumont honoured in Ottawa

As one of this year’s recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case, Daphne E. Dumont of Charlottetown recently traveled to Rideau Hall in Ottawa to accept the prestigious award.

“I am delighted to congratulate Daphne Dumont on the Governor General’s Award achievement,” said Honourable Valerie E. Docherty, Minister Responsible for

Paige Turns to Leather

Paige Turns to Leather
Former biologist now operates her own leatherwork business

by Craig Mackie

At the Charlottetown Farmers Market, you may have noticed a display of bracelets, belts and handbags. Behind that display is a young women with intense hazel eyes and a warm smile. Her name is Paige Harris and she is Harris Leatherworks.

Paige was not always a leather crafter. After earning her biology degree from UPEI and

Trueman Pate Lamps

Trueman Pate Lamps
Collection of 570 lamps acquired by provincial museum

The Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, along with the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, have announced the acquisition of the The Trueman Pate Lamp Collection. This new addition to the Provincial Museum Collection is thanks to the generosity of Hyndman & Company Ltd., The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company

The History of Argyle Shore

The History of Argyle Shore

Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, congratulates the Argyle Shore Women’s Institute on the recent launch of their new book, The History of Argyle Shore. “The completion of this book marks the culmination of many hours of hard work, gathering photos and maps, collecting stories and tracing our Island history,” said Minister Bertram. “This will provide the people

Frog-killing Fungus

A team of researchers from UPEI and the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) have found a potentially deadly strain of fungus for amphibians on PEI. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, more commonly known as chytrid fungus, is blamed for the extreme decline or extinction of more than 200 species of frogs and toads around the world. Natacha Hogan, assistant professor of Biology and

In the Top 100

The American Bus Association (ABA) recently announced that the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2010. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that the PEI International Shellfish Festival offers excellent entertainment value

Investment in Victoria

The Village of Victoria’s popularity as a summer tourist destination will be enhanced even further thanks to a combined investment from the federal and provincial governments as well as from the community. The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of State (ACOA), the Honourable Neil LeClair, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development, and Ben Smith, Chairperson of the Victoria

Marcia Enman joins Council

Marcia Enman of Wellington, PEI, is the newest member of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She is the general director and editor of the only French language newspaper on PEI. Enman has been with La Voix Acadienne for 31 years. Enman sits on the national board of directors of L’Association de la presse francophone as vice-president. She is village councillor on the Wellington Village

Patient Monitoring Solutions

A new company focused on providing remote patient monitoring solutions is opening a service centre in the e-Health Centre of Excellence at the Holman Building in downtown Summerside. MDDx stands for Medical Devices and Diagnostics. The company plans to create 20 jobs within two years. MDDx The Province is investing a $100,000 strategic infrastructure rebate for the purchase of equipment and technical infrastructure.

Safer Buses

The provincial government is taking steps to enhance school bus safety. Effective Sept 1 regular school buses must be replaced every 11 years and that spare buses must be replaced every 13 years. The Government is able to implement the new regulations after purchasing 60 new school buses in 2008-2009 and 40 new buses in 2009-2010 at a total cost of $8 million. There are 278 buses in the regular fleet and 41 spare buses.

Events Calendar

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Some Upcoming Events


October 26–November 1
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, violence, disturbing content
Dir: Spik [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

UPEI Winter’s Tales

Author reading series with A.F. (Al) Moritz October 1
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown In a Globe [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]